(35 ILCS 517/3)
The General Assembly finds that:
Manufactured homes provide the only affordable home ownership resource for many citizens in Illinois.
Manufactured home parks play an essential role in meeting the affordable housing needs of Illinois communities.
Manufactured home parks provide an unsubsidized affordable housing option that meets the needs of society's most vulnerable citizens: low-income and moderate-income socio-economic groups, including senior citizens and others that are less capable economically but still require safe and affordable housing.
Manufactured home parks are licensed, regulated, or inspected by government agencies to ensure that State, county, and municipal rules and regulations are enforced.
Manufactured home park owners pay for and provide their tenants with a substantial number of services that homeowners outside a manufactured home park obtain through taxpayer funded government sources and subsidies.
Manufactured home parks have a lease requirement that sets standards of behavior and responsibility through the enforcement of rules and regulations, and compliance with these requirements can significantly diminish local government police costs.
(Source: P.A. 96-1477, eff. 1-1-11.)